Lanthanum Fluoride ( LaF3 ) - Properties and Applications

Background

Lanthanum fluoride (LaF3) finds uses in fibre optics, electrodes, fluorescent lamps and radiation applications. It is also used as an ion-specific fluoride detecting electrode in solutions. In this case it is doped with Europium at the level of approximately 1%.

Key Properties

Table 1. Typical properties of lanthanum fluoride (LaF3)

Property

Value

Density (g/cm3)

5.94

Melting Point (°C)

1493

Hardness (Mohs)c

4-5

Thermal Conductivity at 25°C (W/m.K)

5.1

Specific Heat (J.Kg.m-1.K-1)

506

 

Source: AZoM.com

 

Date Added: Jan 23, 2004 | Updated: Jun 11, 2013
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